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On our journey toward Advent, our sermon series, "What to Expect When You're Expecting," is linked to a portion of the genealogy of Jesus found in Matthew 1:1-6. While names like Abraham, Isaac and Jacob come as no surprise, there are surely other names that are unexpected. Last week we considered Ruth and Rahab. This week we take a look at Tamar and Bathsheba.
Take time to read their stories found in Genesis 38:1-30 and 1 Kings 1:15-31. Then consider the following:
- What new information did you encounter?
- What surprises you about these stories?
- What does it mean that people like Tamar and Bathsheba are named in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus Christ?